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Politics and Capital: Auctioning the American Dream

John Attanasio


This book is about good government, especially an ethical and fair government and constitution. It has five key ideas. Understanding these ideas is critical to addressing the problems besetting the American political and economic systems. First, the book proposes the new principle of distributive autonomy to guarantee first-order rights. The principle sharply contrasts with modern, individualistic libertarian ideas. Good governance must be centrally concerned with the distribution of freedom for all. If your own autonomy matters, so does everyone else’s. Valuing the autonomy of others is authe ... More

Keywords: autonomy, government, democracy, libertarian, campaign, finance, Piketty, political, economic, constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190847029
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190847029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Attanasio, author
President, International Academic Institute of Legal Process and Procedure